Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : iucode-tool vulnerability (USN-3186-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 96955
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that iucode-tool incorrectly handled certain microcodes when using the -tr loader. If a user were tricked into processing a specially crafted microcode, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause iucode-tool to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected iucode-tool package.